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World Covid Meter 4th July: 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
5th July 2020
Cases: 1M: April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29, 11M July 3. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 20 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »
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Link between Hepatitis B Infection and Chronic Kidney Disease: 10-Year Results From an Inpatient Sample

5th July 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Viral hepatitis adversely affects renal function that could possibly result in nephropathy. A recent study explored the associations between chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and/or end-stage renal disease... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

The CD63 basophil activation test – A diagnostic tool for identifying autoimmunity in chronic spontaneous urticaria patients

5th July 2020 Dermatology
In the last few years, it has become extensively recognized that a part of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) cases are of autoimmune origin. The search for a reliable diagnostic tool to confirm the underlying ... Read more »

News From All Specialities

First results from COVID drug trials within two weeks

5th July 2020 Business and MedicineEmergency Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) is soon expecting results from clinical trials of drugs that might be effective in treating COVID-19 patients, said Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday. He stated that around 5,500 patients in 39 countries have been recruited into the Solidarity trial thus far... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 among kids: Watch out for diarrhea and vomiting

5th July 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Diarrhea and vomiting are two uncommon symptoms noted in children suffering from COVID-19. Researchers from AIIMS and PGIMER, Chandigarh have concluded this after an analysis of 27 reports on clinical manifestation of the viral infection in more than 4,800 children across the globe. As in adults,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Focus on mental health, suicide prevention: WHO asks South-East Asia Region countries amid COVID-19

5th July 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Emergency Medicine
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spike, impacting lives and livelihoods and causing fear and anxiety among people, the World Health Organization urged countries in the South-East Asia Region to pay greater attention to mental health...Read more »

Better Pregnancy Spacing Would Help Those with Gestational Diabetes

5th July 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
Women with a history of gestational diabetes had a 50% higher likelihood of having a short interval between pregnancies (18 months or less) compared with women without gestational diabetes, reported a new study. The findings point to a possible modifiable risk factor to improve outcomes,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Stretching Regimen Tied to Vascular Benefits

5th July 2020 Orthopedics Cardiology
Leg stretching exercises were found to be associated with improved vascular function in a small study published in the Journal of Physiology. Signs of local and systemic vascular improvement were observed after study participants were subjected to 12 weeks of training in passive stretching ...Read more »

Hypertension Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Combination Therapy Achieves BP Goal, Reduces CV Risk

5th July 2020 Hypertension
Adequate BP control is the most important factor in the fight against hypertension. Guidelines recommend target BP goals to maximize protection, yet a majority of the patients do not achieve the target goal... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are life-saving machines, devices and equipment like CPAP machine covered under insurance policy?

5th July 2020
Life-saving machines and devices such as pacemaker, CPAP, BiPAP, orthopedic implants, intracardiac valve replacements, vascular stents, relevant laboratory diagnostic tests, X-ray and such similar implants and machines are often prescribed...Read more »

eMedi Humor

I got here two hours before

5th July 2020
A group of expectant fathers sat nervously in the hall. A nurse beckoned to one of them and said, "Congratulations, you have a son!"
Another man dropped his magazine, jumped up and said, "Hey, what’s the idea? I got here two...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 30-year-old man came to the outpatient department because he had suddenly developed double vision. On examination, it was found that his right eye, when at rest, was turned medially. The most likely anatomical structures involved are:

5th July 2020
1. Medial rectus and superior division of oculomotor nerve...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Do Not Ignore Breakfast

5th July 2020
A good breakfast consisting of carbohydrates and lean protein can help reduce cravings and hunger during the rest of the day, which can lead to significant weight loss. A research by Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz, a clinical professor at Virginia Commonwealth University... Read more »

eSpiritual: Thinking Differently

5th July 2020
There are three ways to manage stress. One is to think opposite, second is to think different and the third is to think positive. Thinking opposite was advocated by Patanjali, thinking differently by Adi Shankaracharya and thinking positive by Gautam Buddha...Read more »

Inspirational: My Little Miracle

5th July 2020
I had just turned 19 when I was told I could not have children. I was devastated. Ever since I was a small child, I had prayed for a beautiful blonde-haired, blue-eyed baby girl. I used to pray to God that before He decided to come back for His children, He would allow me to have a baby girl...Read more »

Medical Voice

Ahmedabad staring Remdesivir shortage in the face

5th July 2020
AHMEDABAD: Remdesivir, an antiviral administered to the Covid-19 patients in ICUs, is reported to be in short supply in the city and state. The medical organizations are going to make a representation before the state government and drug manufacturers in this regard. Dr Bharat Gadhvi, president of Ahmedabad Hospitals...Read more »


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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia... Read more »



Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients with essential hypertension treated with cilnidipine

In the present study, published in Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy, cilnidipine was given to 14 hospitalized patients with essential hypertension, and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring was performed. Once-daily administration of cilnidipine... Read more »


Effect of Baby Swimming and Baby Lotion on the Skin Barrier of Infants Aged 3-6 Months

Skin care is important especially in infancy as skin barrier matures during the first year of life. The goal of a study published in Journal of the German Society of Dermatology was to examine the effects of baby swimming and baby lotion... Read more »


Pre-Operative Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Narcotic Use and Pain.

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aimed to assess the efficiency of multimodal analgesia (MMA) in reducing reliance on opioid medications. This was retrospective review of 560 patients undergoing outpatient... Read more »

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